Guennadi Kalinine learned to restore art by working on icons in his native Russia. He emigrated to Canada, specifically Dundas, in 2003, where the art of iconography influences his vision of the geography of the Canadian shield. He will restore your faith in the spirit that infuses the landscape around us.
Keywords: Jim and Sue Waddington; E. Robert Ross; Catherine Gibbon; Katherine MacDonald; Rae Bates; Wesley Bates; Ger Brender a Brandis; Conrad Furey; William Biddle; Frank Pannabaker; Lawren Harris; Group of Seven; Sam Cioran; iconography; Carnegie Gallery; DVSA; McMaster Gallery; gkstudio.ca; Rachmaninov
Downloads: 273 (1 review)
|Martinus Geleynse, Art Waves #175|
His creative and entrepreneurial spirit took Martinus Geleynse into music, film-making, newspaper publishing (urbanicity), politics and more. He is the CEO of Hamilton 24, a film festival that just keeps growing, as well as of MGI and HomeSight Real Estate, two media companies that support people with ideas. Geleynse loves Hamilton, and the feeling is mutual!
Keywords: Richard Scarry; Richard Branson; Warren Buffett; Berkshire Hathaway; Mark Chamberlain; Hamilton 24 Festival; urbanicity; Reg Beaudry; Frederick Buechner; Matthew Good Band; Tim Dashwood; AndrewVictoria; Boardwalk Empire
Downloads: 76 (1 review)
|James Ferris & Cam Goede of Uncorked, Art Waves #111|
Two of the four members of the East Coast-inspired band, Uncorked, filled the indi101 studio this week with terrific live music. And though we teased them about being "Half Corked" there was nothing incomplete about the energy and commitment they brought to their music. For a rollicking hour of entertainment and conversation, tune in to this episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: Uncorked; East Coast-inspired music; Coach & Lantern; Donnelly's Irish Pub; Valleytown Toastmasters
|Ron Weihs & Judith Sandiford, Artword Artbar, Artwaves #107|
Judith Sandiford and Ron Weihs learned how to roll with the punches while running the Artword Theatre in downtown Toronto. That skill came in handy when developers bought their theatre space and told them to exit stage left within four months. After a diligent search for a new home they chose Hamilton for its burgeoning art scene, and have started the Artword Artbar in the James St. North district...
Keywords: artbar; live music; visual art; theatre; J.P. Riemens; Kori Pop; Boo Watson
|Leonore Bonham, Mothers & Music, Art Waves #29|
Leonore Bonham has been playing and teaching piano all her life, so when her first great grandchild was born, she decided to make her a gift of music. Using lullabyes and songs her own mother had cut out of the newspaper in the first half of the 20th century, as well as the talent of family and friends, she recorded a CD for the baby. Leonore called it A Swarm of Lullabees and she tells Art Waves all about it in this Mothers Day episode that will leave you humming.
Keywords: piano music; lullabyes; mothers day
|Adam Getty, Poetic Industry, Art Waves #24|
Adam Getty has held down some of the toughest industrial jobs the 21st century has to offer. This interview grants some insight into how he turns those experiences into sophisticated and exquisite poetry.
Keywords: poetry; industry
|Wesley W. Bates, Wood Engraver, Art Waves #30|
Wesley W. Bates is an artist who is perhaps best known for his wood engravings. He has illustrated the work of such illustrious writers as Stephen Leacock, W.O. Mitchell and Wendell Berry. This interview will give you a clear and lasting picture of the timeless art of wood engraving.
Keywords: wood engraving; printing; painting; publishing; West Meadow Press; Thomas Bewick
|A Merry Christmas Special, Art Waves #57|
Art Waves host Bernadette Rule and special guest Carys Ryan present two hours of their favourite Christmas music, secular and divine. But the best laid tracks of mice and women gang oft agley and gang agley they did! Tune in for a hilarious romp as the devil in the machine keeps playing the wrong song and a merry time is had by all.
Keywords: Christmas carols; Mahalia Jackson; the Hail Mary; Ave Maria; secular Christmas music; favourites
|Daniel Coleman, Writer, Art Waves #122|
Daniel Coleman has written and edited many books, all of which explore questions of society and the quest for the spiritual--the individual and the other. This interview focuses mainly on three books: The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia; In Bed with the Word: Reading, Spirituality and Cultural Politics; and White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada. To journey deep into our human-ness, join Daniel Coleman on Art Waves #122.
Keywords: Canadian identity; Ethiopia; missionary culture; the purpose of reading; creative non-fiction; memoir; the future of the Humanities in education; the Raymond Klibansky Prize; The Hamilton Literary Arts Award
|Alex Zafer and David Hinkley of Gallery 205, Art Waves #157|
Alex Zafer and David Hinkley of Gallery 205 bring people together to work on creative solutions for artists of all kinds. They've repurposed a former car dealership at Cathcart and Cannon to offer a live venue, recording studio, art gallery, film studio, graphics studio and more. Their dedication to each other and to the arts community is striking.
Keywords: Marino Rakovac; Maggie Sierra; Janice Elizabeth Hinkley; Larry Hinkley; Karen Zafer; Alan Stellings; David Zafer; Richard Owen; Dave Beatty; QED Media; Martyn Kendrick; Martinus Geleynse; Tracey Lee Holloway; Joel Guenther
|Melodie Campbell, Writer, Art Waves #154|
Award-winning writer Melodie Campbell applies her experience in Marketing to her own writing and happily shares the secrets of her success with Art Waves listeners. She writes comedy, mystery, fantasy--whatever her muse or her publisher requires of her, and she is laughing all the way to the bank (which, by the way, she used to run). She gets there in her white convertible, a purchase inspired by Nancy Drew and paid for by writing a mystery novel...
Keywords: I Love Lucy; Mae West; Douglas Adams; Janet Evanovich; Lisa Lutz; Lawrence Block; Donald Westlake; West Coast Graphics; Crime Writers of Canada; Creative Keyboards; Orca Rapid Reads; crime fiction genres
|David Lee, Art Waves #19|
The author of books about matters as diverse as Ornett Coleman's jazz breakthrough at the Five Spot and the history of chainsaws, David Lee will hold you spellbound in this surprising episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: chainsaws; jazz; Ornett Coleman; The Five Spot; history; power tools; improvisation
|Stan White, Second Interview, Art Waves #32|
In his second visit to Art Waves, poet Stan White continues his brilliant analysis of poetry as a sound medium. His background in 3-D photography lends another dimension to his vision of the way art works. Don't miss this chance to sit at the knee of a visionary.
Keywords: poetry; three-dimensional photography; sound; metaphor; language
|World Storytelling Day, Art Waves #67|
A newcomer to Hamilton, writer Barbara Turner-Vesselago has already gotten involved in the local culture scene by organizing an event at the Pearl Company for World Storytelling Day (Mar. 20, 2009). This interview includes a pre-recorded story by English storyteller, Geoff Meade.
Keywords: storytelling; tales
|David Holler Art Waves #8|
The wonderfully named tenor and choral conductor, David Holler, came by to talk about his work, and specifically about his upcoming Christmas concert with the Mohawk Singers.
Keywords: choral music; tenor; conducting; choir; Christmas concert
|Adrienne Shadd, Art Waves #170|
Writer and historian Adrienne Shadd is fascinated by the history of black Canadians, as well she might be, since she can count among her ancestors Abraham Doras Shadd, the first black person to be elected to public office in Canada, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman to publish and edit a newspaper in North America. For some fascinating stories, tune in to Art Waves #170.
Keywords: Abraham Doras Shadd; Mary Ann Shadd; Rosemary Brown; Deborah Brown; The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; George Morton; augmented reality; www.futurestories.ca/tubman; Arly Robbins; The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850; Buxton Museum & Historic Site; Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; Jackie Washington; James E. Elliott; Grit Lit; Esperanza Spalding
|Martin Rouleau, Singer Songwriter, Art Waves #55|
It was a game of Where is Waldo when Art Waves guest, singer/songwriter Martin Rouleau arrived at Mohawk College just as the Hamilton Music Awards were gearing up. Security could not help, since there were about 50 people in the lobby matching our description of an artsy looking guy with long hair carrying a guitar. But he found us just in time, and gave us a wonderful hour of conversation and live music, saved on this podcast just for you.
Keywords: singer/songwriter; music; folk; rock; Bob Dylan; Arlo Guthrie; live music
|Grit Lit 2013 Jill Downie And Jennifer Gillies Art Waves 184|
gritLit turns nine this year and the artistic director and general manager of Hamilton's literary festival, Jennifer Gillies, returns to Art Waves to give us the line-up of exciting readings, workshops and other events celebrating everything literary, Apr. 4-7, 2013. She brings with her mystery novelist Jill Downie, whose stirring reading of her latest book, A Grave Waiting, will have you wishing for more.
Keywords: Faith Fenton; Dora Lee; Escoffier; Players' Guild; Ian Downie; Guernsey; Oscar Peterson; Roo Borson; Brian Henderson; Vincent Lam; Tanis Rideout; Elizabeth Ruth; Tamas Dobozy; Rawi Hage; Cordelia Strube; Heather A. Clark; Scott Chantler; Nina Bunjevac; Madeleine Thien; Noah Richler; Jamie Swift; Scott Taylor; Maureen Jennings; Robert Rotenberg; Cary Fagan; Miranda Hill; Carrie Snyder; Grace O'Connell; Alice Petersen; Allison Baggio; Susan Glickman; Mark Leslie; Moez Surani; Matthew Tierney; Natalie Zina Walschots; Jill Downie
|Rhonda Dynes, Art Waves #21|
Every year Rhonda Dynes disciplines herself in the middle of a very busy life to write a novel during the month of November. She is part of the cyber-phenomenon NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month. She credits it with fast-forwarding her creative development as well as her output. And then in April she writes a screenplay! Tune in to an inspiring discussion about writing under pressure.
Keywords: writing; fiction; NaNoWriMo; pressure; discipline
|Tiny Bill Cody - Live, Art Waves #70|
Imagine a scene edited from Gladiator in which throngs of pelt-wearing warriors shout across the open sea: Tor! Tor! Tor! Tor! Such a thing is completely believable after a conversation with artist and singer/song-writer Tor Lukasic Foss. As Tiny Bill Cody, Tor blends intellectual angst with the musical brilliance that won him the Male Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2009 Hamilton Music Awards...
Keywords: angst; song-writing; live music; lyrics
|Grazyna Ziolkowski, Art Waves #128|
Grazyna Ziolkowski loves creating clay monotypes and abstract paintings, among other things. From growing beans in her James St. North windowbox, she has begun The Bean Project, a fundraiser for two north end school breakfast projects. That's just one example of how her creativity and passion lead her outward to connect with community, and inward to explore the ideas with which her mind teems.
Keywords: The Bean Project; clay monotypes; abstract painting; the James St. North Art Crawl; Nick Ziolkowski; Paolo Conte; Vasco da Gama Building
|Caroleigh Wehking & Glenna Janzen, Storytellers, Art Waves 13|
Twas the week after Christmas and all through the studio, great stories were stirring for those by their radio. Art Waves invited storytellers Glenna Janzen and Caroleigh Wehking to come by and warm us up with their timeless art.
Keywords: storytelling; tales; Christmas; traditions
|John Picone on Learning to Play Music, Art Waves #106|
When music teacher John Picone was featured on Art Waves #74 his comments about the effect of music on children were so illuminating, we invited him back to tell us more. This time he speaks about guided practice for those learning music. His insights could change the way you or your children approach music lessons.
Keywords: guided practice; deliberate practice; expertise; Surpassing Ourselves; The Malletheads; Beethoven
|Stan White and Lin Geary, National Poetry Month, Art Waves #72|
Who better to celebrate National Poetry Month with than our seminal guest, Stan White. No one is more incisively brilliant about poetry than Stan White, but for this third visit to Art Waves he is joined in conversation by Lin Geary, another poet who offers uncommon wit and depth through poetry. For a fabulous, thought-provoking conversation, listen to Art Waves #72.
Keywords: National Poetry Month; metaphor; poetry
Two passionate writers have joined forces and the result is a life of no compromise, old work edited and published, new work blossoming. Inspiring at any age, James Deahl and Norma West Linder have much to teach us about making the golden years live up to its name.
Keywords: Manitoulin Island; Margaret Laurence; Ernest Buckler; Kenneth Patchen; Robert Lowell; Robert Johnson; Daniel Jones; Phil Hall; Stephanie Ninitch; Carol Mellion; Sharon Singer; John Gill; New American and Canadian Poetry; The Crossings Press; Allan Cooper
|Gallery on the Bay, Art Waves #71|
Hamilton has several couples who have opened their homes to the arts, creating spaces where the community comes to celebrate and grow. Marlaise and David Laing Dawson opened the Gallery on the Bay a few years ago and they continue to host art openings, readings and concerts in an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty. But did you know they also make movies?
Keywords: art gallery; curating; film-making; writing; painting; hosting cultural events; collaboration
|Miranda Hill & John Terpstra, The Bookmark Project, Art Waves #139|
Miranda Hill is a writer and a passionate reader who was inspired to start The Bookmark Project installing permanent markers in places where the Canadian landscape has been enshrined in a literary work. John Terpstra's poem "Giants" was honoured with Bookmark 9, in Hamilton's Sam Lawrence Park. Celebrate a sense of place with us, in this episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: Derek Fryer; Friesland; Bob Dylan; Paul Quarrington; Jeff Latosik; Elizabeth Hay; Bronwen Wallace
|Van Rosi, Art Waves #37|
Jimmy and Ligia Van Rosi hail from Kenya originally and they have teamed up to form the Kenyan Dance Band duo that will set your toes tapping. They stopped by Art Waves to celebrate the launch of their first CD, Kenya Nchi Yetu: Van Rosi sing 15 Kiswahili Classics.
Keywords: Kenyan music; Kiswahili classics; dance band
|New Poetry Collections from Linda Frank and Ross Belot, Art Waves #5|
Linda Frank and Ross Belot came by to tell us about their new books. Linda has just released a poetic exploration of the life of Frida Kahlo entitled, Kahlo: The World Split Open. And Ross has launched his first collection, entitled Swimming in the Dark. In very different ways, both books are illuminating explorations of darkness.
Keywords: Frida Kahlo; poetry; darkness and light
|Hamilton Arts & Letters, 2nd visit, Art Waves #168|
Writer Jeff Mahoney, actor Simon Richards, professor Sheila Sammon and writer John Terpstra join us to talk about the sumptuous on line journal, Hamilton Arts & Letters. It's latest edition is about Remembrance, appropriately enough, and it also needs help to keep going. Learn more here!
Keywords: Paul Lisson; Fiona Kinsella; Peter Stevens; Sarah Harmer; Maisonneuve Magazine; Stephen Morrissey; Nelson Ball; M.J.D. Algera; Gaspereau Press; Raymond Souster; James Deahl; Tuckers Plus; Dennis Duffy; The Band; Hanna Newcombe
|Joe Girard, Art Waves #177|
Joe Girard is a writer, musician and singer, actor--well, simply put, he is a creator. "The Changeling" is the most difficult story in In the Wings, because it is a true story of the abuse and murder of a wife by her husband. But it is brought to incredible and compassionate life in the hands of a major talent. Hold your breath, but do listen to Art Waves #177 with Joe Girard.
Keywords: Attack of the Night of the Brain Thieves; Tolkein; George R.R. Martin; Stephen King; Chuck Palahniuk; Travis Sentell; Aimee Bender; Weird Al Yankovic; Bobby McFerrin; Tom Waits; Kanenhi:io; Oven Bird; Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers; deathh folk; dyslexia; Frank Miller; Cllive Owen; Neil Gaiman; Alison Bechdel; Osamu Tezuka; Tsugumi Ohba; Alan Moore; Allan Briesmaster; Christian Bok; Czeslaw Milosz; Michael Moore; Frances Ward; Andy Goldsworthy; Edward Gorey
|203 Anne Simpson ( Dec. 1, 2013)|
Anne Simpson is an award-winning writer who has made something of a second career out of being a writer in residence across Canada, and even in Ghana. She's the 2013 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence for McMaster and the Hamilton Public Library. She read for us from her work, explaining what a writer in residence does.
Keywords: ekphrasis, Bronwen Wallace, Don McKay, Flannery O'Connor, Westdale Writers' Craft Class, Kathy Knowles, Osu Children's Libraries, Dionne Brand, Anne Carson, Danny McIver, Eva Cassidy
|Cycling to Work, Art Waves #27|
In honour of Earth Day Art Waves invited Dave Peter and Krista Foss to talk to us about the joys and hazards of cycling to work, and why it is so important that motorists learn to share the road with cyclists.
Keywords: cycling; bike-riding; ecology; traffic; greening your life
|Telling Tales 2010, Art Waves #87|
The organizers of the children's literacy festival, Telling Tales, returned to Art Waves to tell us about their second annual festival!
Keywords: literacy; children's literature; storytelling
|190 Stan White On Humor In Poetry, Visit 8 ( July 7, 2013)|
For his eighth visit to Art Waves, Stan White talks about humour in poetry, and reads us some of his gems. For a witty look at climate change, fruit flies, a medieval locksmith and much more, tune in to hear the ever delightful Stan White.
Keywords: global warming; William Plomer; nonsense verse; Chaucer; Billy Collins
|John Terpstra, Skin Boat, Art Waves #43|
John Terpstra’s book-length essays about geography & belonging, and about the all too brief lives of his brothers-in-law have given him a following even larger than that he has won with his poetry. When he released another of his eclectic explorations, Skin Boat: Acts of Faith and Other Navigations, Art Waves invited him to come aboard and share his secrets of chart and compass.
Keywords: non-fiction; prose; extended metaphor; spiritual exploration; St. Cuthbert; St. Brendan; cabinet-making; Christianity
|Peter Reisiger Art Waves #97|
This week Art Waves turns to bowls with wood turner Peter Reisiger. From his childhood love of electric trains, to making miniature models for industry, to his present passion for turning wooden bowls, Peter Reisiger is truly a maker of things. Tune in for this interesting conversation with an artisan who may be crossing the line into art!
Keywords: wood turning; wooden bowls; artisan; electric trains; miniature models; Football Hall of Fame; Genesis
|William Chan, Jane Devries & Pauline Hewak, Art Waves #174|
More In the Wings writers visit Art Waves, this time to tell us about Pablo Casals' mother, Pilar, Tommy Douglas's daughter, Joan, and Louis Riel's wife, Marguerite. To have Saint-Saens' The Swan explicated, a woman pulled from thin air, and a Metis heart poured out in confession, you have only to listen to these three passionate writers.
Keywords: Marilyn Gear Pilling; Marilyn Dumont; Leahy; K.D. Lang; Camile Saint-Saensl
|189 Tom Mackan, Director ( May 26, 2013)|
Tom Mackan began as an actor and moved to directing and reviewing community theatre productions. If you've ever wondered how the complicated group project know as a play comes to the stage and takes you into another world, tune in and listen to a master of such ceremonies.
Keywords: Tamara Kamermans; Dia Frid; Theatre Burlington; Londomat at the End of the World; Deb Dagenais; Western Ontario Drama League Festival; Minced by Peter Gruner; www.botg.ca; Sterndale and Joan Bennett; Canadian Theatre School; Royal Alex; Neptune Theatre; CBC; Theatre Ontario Festival; Diane Brokenshire; Steve O'Brien; Bruce Edwards; Hamilton Fringe Festival; Players' Guild; Dan Podetz; Michelle Spanik; Tricia Ward; Kevin Moore; Bill Moore; Alan Turing; firstname.lastname@example.org; Newzybitz; Chor Leoni Men's Choir
|Donna Lee Macdonald, Art Waves #51|
Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing.
Keywords: arts administration; Hamilton Artists Inc; writing; inspiration; time management; gallery; James Street North
|Donna Ibing, Artist, Art Waves #83|
Since the 1970s, Donna Ibing has been creating provocative art on the themes of gender and power and sexuality. This interview is filled with delightful surprises and revelations. Tune it in for an eye-opening perspective. No matter who you are, you are going to love this woman!
Keywords: art and feminism; feminist art; painting; installations; provocative art
|Brian Kelly, Found Objects Sculptor, Art Waves #117|
Brian Kelly blends art and recycling to create something entirely new which speaks to the oldest impulses within us. He and his work are full of curiously satisfying contradictions, like serious humor. As whimsical as the sculptures he makes, Kelly will keep you slightly off-balance with his deeply felt, eccentric answers in Art Waves #117.
Keywords: sculpture; found materials; metaphor; whimsy; Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre; AOCA; FUNCO; UN Conference on the Human Environment; Raymond Scott; Phil Kline; Ethel
|Barbara Ferguson on Vampires, Art Waves #25|
Do not be fooled by the sweet voice emanating from behind those even white teeth--Barbara Ferguson is the perfect guide to the undying love of vampires that never seems to pale in popular culture. We will fang you very much, dear listener, if you will bring your smooth neck a little closer to the radio...
Keywords: vampire literature; popular culture; Dracula; fiction
|Steve Mazza, Sculptor, Art Waves #79|
If you've seen rabbits in business suits around the Hamilton area, you've seen the work of sculptor Steve Mazza. For a whimsical discussion about everything from self-portraiture to scale, tune in to this episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: sculpture; self-portraits; whimsy; scale; materials
|Cirvan Hamilton & Elise Muller, Art Waves #152|
One works in stone and the other in wood, and sometimes, magically, they collaborate to create a work of art which is both a sculpture and a piece of furniture. Cirvan Hamilton and Elise Muller came to Art Waves to tell us about their current show at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, but if you miss that you can always go to Stone Tree Studio in Dorset, Ontario to see, buy or order some of their exquisite work.
Keywords: Edith Muller; Garrett Hack; Adrian Ferrizutti; Dean Ungard; Camille Claudel; Sarah Harmer; Elliott Brood; Stone Tree Studio
|Holler Again!Art Waves #53|
David Holler, the conductor and artistic director of the Mohawk College Singers, returns to Art Waves for a second year to unwrap the gorgeous Christmas concert he has prepared for 2009. His infectious enthusiasm and musical talent make for great conversation.
Keywords: Mohawk Singers; choral music; choral conducting; tenor; Christmas concert
|Stan White Poet Art Waves #6|
Stan White was the reason we began the radio program, Art Waves--we wanted to record him reading his brilliant poems, as well as speaking in his unique and incisive way about poetry itself. This is the first of Stan White's illuminating visits to Art Waves.
Keywords: poetry, oral medium, sound
|The Pearl Company, Art Waves 15|
A few years ago Barbara Milne and Gary Santucci pooled their resources, bought a little factory building in downtown Hamilton and started The Pearl Company--an art centre that is revitalizing its corner of The Hammer. Find out why and how they've taken on this incredible task and are making it work.
Keywords: cultural centre; arts; resources; collaboration
|Movies from the Top of the World, Art Waves #133|
Organizers Jessie Kaye and Karen Trollope-Kumar stopped in to tell us about their fundraiser for TRAS, the Trans-Himalayan Aid Society, begun 50 years ago in support of Tibetan refugees. They will be showing movies from Nepal Wed. Nov. 30th, 2011, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Church at 170 Dundurn St. Not only the films, but the story of how these two became devoted to this cause, will hold you long after the last movie ends.
Keywords: TRAS; George and Inge Woodcock; Tibet; social justice; movies from Nepal; First Unitarian Church; Rupi Mahindroo; Glenn Gould playing Bach
|Jackie Washington Memorial, Art Waves #82|
Beloved singer and guitarist Jackie Washington died on June 27th, 2009. On the first anniversary of his death, Art Waves invited his friend and biographer Jim Strecker to help us remember this man whose music we will never forget.
Keywords: lyrics; traditional music; novelty songs; African-Canadian heritage; Washington Brothers